- Every school year, more and more students and parents choose virtual learning. Students in online programs can then take classes they might not have been ableto take before. Rhinelander High School has one of these programs. 80 students are enrolled this year. Some only take a couple classes online and some are all online.
But online choices can cross district lines, too.Some students decide to open enroll in an online school in a different district. Like all districts, Rhinelander would much prefer to keep those students intheir own district."It's an issue for all school districts. All school districts want to keep theirstudents happy. So I would hope that if they're looking at opportunities outsideof the district that they'd also come in and look at our opportunities andcompare them and decide what's best for their students," says Virtual LearningCoordinator, Kandi Bartelt.An outside student who open enrolls into the School District of Rhinelandercan't be fully online. "Because we are not a charter school we are a program within our school districtand for being part of the school district the state does have requirements ofphysical attendance," says Bartelt. Rhinelander virtual learning leader says students who want to take onlinecourses need to be self motivated.
Written By: Kaitlyn Howe